Strengthening health system governance

The governance of a health system shapes its ability to cope with both everyday challenges and new policies and problems.
This book provides a robust framework to explain the ability of health systems to provide accessible, high-quality, sustainable health.

Part 1 covers:
• the five key aspects of transparency, accountability, participation, integrity and capacity;
• the fact that every aspect of governance involves costs and benefits, and context is crucial;
• the importance of analysing and perhaps changing governance as part of policy formation and preparation;
• the reality that some policies simply exceed the governance capacity of their systems and should be avoided.
Part 2 explores eight case studies in a number of different parts of the WHO European Region, applying the framework to a range of themes including communicable diseases, public–private partnerships, governing competitive insurance market reform, the role of governance in the pharmaceutical sector, and many more.
This book is designed for health policy-makers and all those working or studying in the areas of public health, health research or health economics.

To find out more about strenthening health system governance on the euro.who.int website